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    April 11, 2014

    Police Traffic Citations Soar -- Just as Clandestine Internal Memo Said They Should

    Based upon news coverage thus far, 2014, is the year of the vehicle-vs.-pedestrian incident (we have been implored to cease using the malleable term "accident."). Blaming hapless pedestrians for their own plights -- You! Put away the phone and walk! -- would appear to be solely the domain of contrar ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Alejandro Nieto Identified as Man Killed by San Francisco Cops (Update)

    Update 3:30 p.m.: San Francisco police are holding a town hall meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Flynn Elementary School, located at 3125 Cesar Chavez st. Chief Greg Suhr will recap the shooting incident that killed 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto and answer questions from the community. ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014
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    November 6, 2013
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    October 30, 2013
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    October 30, 2013

    Rommel Narvaez Identified as Teen Shot by SFPD Cops

    This morning, San Francisco cops identified the man they shot Sunday afternoon as 19-year-old Rommel Narvaez. Narvaez, a San Francisco resident, was in critical condition earlier this week, but has since been arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, robbery and battery causing serious bodil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Cops Seize $1.5 Million Worth of Ecstacy From Mission District Apartment

    In what the cops are calling the largest seizure of club drugs in recent memory, San Francisco police arrested two men and confiscated more than $1.5 million worth of ecstasy from a Mission District apartment on Sunday Morning. Police officers stumbled upon 23 kilos of powdered MDMA, also know as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Under New SFPD Chief, Whites Are Now Most Arrested Group for Marijuana

    This is now San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr's third year on the job, so the chief is not new. He is still, however, taking a new approach to policing, or at least how policing is perceived by the public. He is very, very sensitive to how his department's work is perceived by the public, and tak ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Richard Ramirez, "Night Stalker" Murderer, Dies on Death Row

    Richard Ramirez, one of the most infamous convicted murderers in California history whose serial crimes were described as both abominable and cruel, died this morning while on death row. He was 53. Ramirez, better known as the "Night Stalker," stirred up an air of fear across Southern California du ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Bay to Breakers Security Measures Announced

    We already told you that backpacks of all shapes and sizes are banned from this weekend's Bay to Breakers footrace after the Boston Marathon bombing incident. So what else can you expect come Sunday? More cops, more bomb-sniffing dogs, and fewer places to stow your forbidden alcoholic beverage. To ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Here Are the New Security Measures for Bay to Breakers

    After the Boston Marathon bombing, communities across the nation are rethinking how to deal with events that draw massive crowds, such as San Francisco's Bay to Breakers race scheduled next month. As the Examiner notes this morning, San Francisco police and race organizers are already rolling out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Buyer's Market For Illegal Marijuana In Haight Ashbury

    We don't buy drugs off the street (anymore). But if we did, or if someone asked us where to score some sweet illicit narcotics, we suppose we might try the Haight Ashbury. If there's one thing a pack of young and dirty "travelers" have, it's hungry dogs -- as well as some molly or some nugs or somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    SFPD Creates "Safe Havens" for LGBT Community

    If you're part of the LGBT community and a victim of a crime, Police Chief Greg Suhr wants you to know the cops will help you. San Francisco police launched a new program aimed to help the LGBT community deal with crimes that have been going unreported. This new program launched yesterday designat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Police Chief Greg Suhr to Explain Why Cops Shot a Teen

    The San Francisco police chief has invited everyone to an open forum tonight where they can get all their questions answered about the recent officer-involved shooting, where cops wounded an 18-year-old boy. Police Chief Greg Suhr will recap the Wednesday night incident where the suspect led cops ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Low-Level Marijuana Offenders Still Busted By SFPD Even Though They're Not Supposed to

    They say the best journalism produces outrage, not awareness. Medical cannabis and marijuana legalization advocates are sometimes easily annoyed, but last week's Bay Citizen report of an uptick in undercover marijuana buy-busts in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood had them apoplectic. There's a r ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Market Street and Haight Street Show Spectrum of City's Fight Against Street Weed Dealing

    The San Francisco Police Department is going after drug dealers on Haight Street. As the Chronicle reported a few days ago, Park Station captain Greg Corrales has led 50 undercover buy-busts on street dealers over the past six months. As we reported in our October feature story "Black Market Stree ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    SF's Proposed Ban on Hollow-point Bullets Is a Turning Point for U.S. Gun Culture

    Hollow-point bullets have a pit at the tip, which makes them look a bit like tiny steel smokestacks. When the bullet hits a target, pressure builds within the pit and pushes outward against lead walls, causing the bullet's surface area to expand and leave a greater trail of damage within the target. ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Heidi Heidelberg, SF Mom, Arrested After Teen Daughter Found Dead on Sidewalk

    San Francisco police arrested the mother of 16-year-old Jaynice Johnson who collapsed and died on the sidewalk in the city's Bayview neighborhood Sunday afternoon. According to police, 46-year-old Heidi Heidelberg was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment causing injury or death. She's ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Cops Bust Four Men Suspected of Child Pornography

    Police arrested four people this morning during a multi-agency sting targeting suspected child pornographers in four San Francisco neighborhoods, including SOMA, the Excelsior, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley. According to police, more than 100 officers from 23 agencies worked to serve search wa ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Watch the Muni Arsonists in Action

    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr released a cellphone video of the two suspects torching the Muni bus during the World Series celebration on Sunday night.  "With the assistance of the media and the public, we were able to apprehend the suspect responsible for damaging the bus windshield.&nb ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Halloween Tips That Could Actually Save Your Life Any Day of the Year

    Believe it or not, police would like you to have a fun and safe Halloween. Not just because they care about you, but because any trouble you get in means more paper work for them. We're guessing that's why Police Chief Greg Suhr was kind enough to dole out these safety tips for kids, and adults who ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Police Bust 34 Fugitives in Criminal Sweep

    You probably didn't really notice, but San Francisco streets are actually a little bit safer today. The cops rounded up a mass of alleged criminals yesterday in a citywide effort to get wanted fugitives behind bars.

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    September 12, 2012

    San Francisco Tries to Put an End to Bullying

    Now that city officials have successfully gotten more kids to actually go to school, all they have to do it get students to quit bullying their classmates.To be sure, Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr, along with many others, are throwing an anti-bullying bonanza starting tomorrow to brainstor ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Greg Suhr, San Francisco Police Chief, to Be Nation's Richest

    San Francisco politicians like to boast that ours is a "world-class city." It certainly pays like one. Police Chief Greg Suhr will soon become the city's highest-paid employee -- and best-compensated police chief in the nation -- with a pending bump to $307,000. It's been a lucrative year for San Fr ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Brian Cooper Identified as Man Shot by SFPD Cop

    San Francisco police have booked the suspect who officers shot during a foot chase through the Potrero Hill neighborhood over the weekend. According to police, 31-year-old Brian Cooper has been treated for minor injuries and has since been moved from his hospital bed to a jail cell.A San Francisco c ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Chocolate Factory Worker Who Was Shot by S.F. Cop Yesterday Dies

    The chocolate factory worker who was clinging to life yesterday after police shot him has died. The Medical Examiner tells us they have identified the man, but would not release his name until his family is notified. Yesterday morning, police were called to Pier 17 after the man who was shot alleged ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    S.F. Cop Shoots Man Outside Chocolate Factory on Embarcadero

    A 30-year-old man remains in critical condition being shot by a San Francisco police officer, who chased the man down the Embarcadero after he allegedly stabbed a co-worker. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that at about 10:15 a.m., the suspect, who was only described as a Cambodian man, began stabbing a ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Ermias Kassaye Identified as Man Killed in Ingleside

    Medical authorities have identified the man shot to death in the city's Ingleside neighborhood as 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye of San Francisco. On Thursday at about 12:20 a.m., police were  were called to the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Howth Street where they found Kassaye shot in the head ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    San Francisco Police Round Up Fugitives, Discuss Recent Gun Violence

    While the Giants swept the Dodgers on Wednesday, the San Francisco Police Department got out their brooms -- in the form of a citywide enforcement sting -- and swept suspected criminals from the streets of San Francisco. Police Chief Greg Suhr said today that police scooped up 68 wanted suspects yes ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    SFPD Bust Suspects in Weird Ghost Scam Targeting Asian Women

    Police have finally nabbed the people who they say are responsible for scamming at least five Asian women of more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash over the last few months. San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr announced the arrests today at a press conference, saying that SFPD worked with the ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Dennis Hughes Identified as Man Killed by San Francisco Police

    (Update 12:40 p.m.): San Francisco Police identified the man who police shot and killed last night as 41-year-old Dennis Hughes. At a press conference today, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that Hughes was wanted on suspicion of beating his mother to death after she kicked him out of her house ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24

    The madness at 888 Turk St. began a little after 5 p.m. Police officers in riot gear had begun erecting metal barricades around the front of the previously-empty Archdiocese of San Francisco building, which protesters had occupied a few hours earlier. Aside from a few demonstrators yelling at poli ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Police Chief Greg Suhr to Discuss Violent Murder of Ingleside Family

    Police Chief Greg Suhr is planning a trip to the Ingleside district tomorrow afternoon, where he will meet with members of the community to talk about the brutal mass killing that took place along a quiet, residential street nearly three weeks ago.The town hall meeting, to be held at City College, w ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Police Arrest Tons of Wanted Suspects in 10-Hour Sting Operation

    Yesterday we were a little miffed at the SFPD after we saw a video of cops on bikes rolling through stops signs. But perhaps they had good reason for these Idaho rolls. Maybe they were on their way to catch on of the many, many wanted suspects in San Francisco -- and that we can forgive.Police Chief ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Family Found Dead in House Near City College This Morning in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    ​(Update 1:27 p.m.): Cmdr Lyn Tomioka gave reporters an update on the tragedy, saying four of the five victims are definitely related, and the fifth victim is probably an acquaintance. She would still not confirm that the shooting was a murder-suicide, but noted that they are not looking for any s ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Tenderloin Deli Can Sell Sandwiches But Not Crack

    ​The Tenderloin just wouldn't be the Tenderloin if you couldn't get a a turkey sandwich, crack, and a prostitute all in one stop. But in the community's effort to revamp the image of the TL, a judge has now ordered one local deli to put an end to its "public nuisances" -- and let's just say he's n ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Muni Hopes Cryptic Posters Will Help Smartphone Users Be Smarter

    ​Despite the fact that a 17-year-old boy was shot on Muni yesterday, police report that there's less crime on city buses -- well, violent crime that is. But cops also say that they've seen an increase in the theft of iPhones and other cherished electronic devices, in part because Muni passenger ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Police Chief Asks 49ers Fans Not to Beat, Kill Each Other at Sunday's Game

    ​Football is a sport notorious for causing life-long injuries  -- and we're not only talking about the players. Fans can be just as brutal, as evidenced by the barbaric behavior we saw during the 49ers and Raiders pregame showdown at Candlestick Park earlier this year. So we think it's fair t ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Police Chief Greg Suhr Booed Off Stage

    Up against a tough crowd ​Police Chief Greg Suhr made a visit to his old stomping ground in the Bayview last night to try to do what he supposedly did best when he was the captain of that district: Diffuse the hostility. But Suhr didn't exactly get the warm welcome he once had over there. Instead, ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Police Say Kenneth Harding Shot Himself

    Did he shoot himself?​Those who were looking for answers surrounding Saturday's officer-involved shooting which killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding aren't going to feel satisfied by this news. Police are now saying Harding, a Seattle parolee, shot himself in the six-second gunshot exchange between ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Rally Turns Violent, Police Arrest 35

    Tension in the air ​Angry protesters tossed smoke bombs and disrupting Muni service yesterday evening shortly after police released information that suggested 19-year-old Kenneth Harding had indeed fired at cops before they shot and killed him.  Roughly 150 people gathered in Dolores Park at ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Identified as Man Shot and Killed by SFPD

    Kenneth Harding shot ​Medical authorities have identified the man who SFPD shot over the weekend as 19-year-old Kenneth Harding. Police say Harding was a parolee who was also a person of interest in the shooting death Tanaya Gilbert last week in Seattle. Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters on Su ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Update: Ten Shots Fired in Six Seconds in Bayview Shooting

    SFPD​SFPD released a map today which shows the 10 shots fired in yesterday's Bayview shooting, where police officers shot and killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding. Harding, who was chased by SFPD officers after he dodged paying his Muni fare, allegedly fired shots at police, who then retaliated wit ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Will the SFPD Forgo Raises?

    Is he a politician or not?​One of the reasons why so many people like Mayor Ed Lee is because he has that understated aura of being nonpolitical. But in reality, the mayor is rather good at the sport of politics, and he's even better at down playing it.A clear example of this is when he made the t ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Jeff Adachi to Release More Video of Cops with Sticky Fingers

    Who is the cop and who is the robber? ​As of late, a series of videos has been making headlines more often for busting cops than for catching robbers. Today, public defender Jeff Adachi has gotten his hands on yet more surveillance that he says shows cops being the robbers. In the latest epis ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Greg Suhr Cuts Top Cops' Salaries

    Chief Greg Suhr needs no assistants. Deputies, however...​Newly minted Police Chief Greg Suhr comes with the reputation of being a cop's cop, and his first actions atop the SFPD fit the bill. He's pledged to keep his doors open and also voluntarily gave back a hefty cost-of-living increase (though ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Greg Suhr: Was the New Police Chief a Bargaining Chip?

    Suhr was worth millions​Mayor Ed Lee has finally chosen Greg Suhr, a veteran cop long attached to the good ol' boy network, as San Francisco's next chief of police. And why wouldn't he pick Suhr? That's who the San Francisco police union wanted. Not to say that Suhr is the wrong choice. On the con ... More >>

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    March 26, 2003

    Help From Their Friends

    Did SFPD brass order a cover-up in Fajitagate? They didn't really need to.

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    March 29, 2000

    Mom & Pop Crackdown

    A city task force is aggressively suing business owners, some of whom are facilitating crime in their neighborhoods. And some of whom are just making donuts.

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